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Encyclopedia > Steve Tasker
Steve Tasker
Date of birth April 10, 1962 (1962-04-10) (age 45)
Place of birth Flag of United States Smith Center, Kansas
Position(s) Wide Receiver, Special teams
College Northwestern
NFL Draft 1985 / Round 9 / Pick 226
Pro Bowls 7
Stats
Statistics
  • Pro Football Reference
  • DatabaseFootball
Team(s)
1985-1986
1986-1997
Houston Oilers
Buffalo Bills

Steven Jay Tasker (born April 10, 1962 in Smith Center, Kansas) is a former American football wide receiver who played for the Houston Oilers and the Buffalo Bills of the NFL. He was drafted out of Northwestern University, where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, by the Oilers in the ninth round (226th overall) of the 1985 NFL Draft. is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Smith Center is a city located in Smith County, Kansas. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... Special teams are units in American football and Canadian football that are on the field during kickoffs, free kicks, punts, and field goal and extra point attempts. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Northwestern University is a private, coeducational, non-sectarian research university located in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1985 NFL Draft Round 1 External links 1985 NFL Draft Categories: | ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West... City Orchard Park, New York Team colors Navy blue, light blue, Red, light Red, White, Royal, and Nickel Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph Wilson General manager Marv Levy Mascot Billy Buffalo League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Smith Center is a city located in Smith County, Kansas. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West... City Orchard Park, New York Team colors Navy blue, light blue, Red, light Red, White, Royal, and Nickel Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph Wilson General manager Marv Levy Mascot Billy Buffalo League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most prestigious professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... Northwestern University is a private, coeducational, non-sectarian research university located in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois. ... Phi Delta Theta (ΦΔΘ) is an international fraternity founded in 1848 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. ... The 1985 NFL Draft Round 1 External links 1985 NFL Draft Categories: | ...


Although he was listed as a wide receiver, and played occasionally at that position during his career (especially in his later years with the Bills), he is mostly remembered for his work on special teams. Despite a diminutive stature by NFL standards (5'8", 183 lb, or 1.73 m, 83 kg), Tasker gained a reputation as one of the league's most feared hitters as he covered both punt and kickoff returns (known as being a gunner), forcing numerous fumbles by opposing return men. Contributing to his success in breaking up kick returns was his great speed; Tasker was almost always the first player to reach the return man, gaining an advantage of several seconds for his team. He was the first player to establish himself as a major star almost exclusively through special teams play without being either a kicker or a return man. Tasker played in seven Pro Bowls (1987 and 1990-1995) as a special-teamer and was named the game's MVP in 1993. Many, including former teammate and Hall Of Fame Quarterback Jim Kelly, consider him to be the greatest special teams player of all time and believe that he should be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. December 21, 1997, at Lambeau Field in his last career game, he was ejected for protesting a muffed Bills punt and bumping an official. Special teams are units in American football and Canadian football that are on the field during kickoffs, free kicks, punts, and field goal and extra point attempts. ... In American football, a gunner is a player on kickoffs and punts who specializes in running down the field very quickly in an attempt to tackle the kick returner or the punt returner. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... The 1987 NFL season was the 68th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1990 NFL season was the 71st regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1995 NFL season was the 76th regular season of the National Football League. ... In sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ... The 1993 NFL season was the 74th regular season of the National Football League. ... Special teams are units in American football and Canadian football that are on the field during kickoffs, free kicks, punts, and field goal and extra point attempts. ...


Tasker currently does color commentary for CBS football telecasts as well as play-by-play for the local broadcasts of Bills pre-season games, working along side his former coach, Marv Levy, who also did color commentary until becoming the General Manager of the Bills in 2006. A color (or colour) commentator is a member of the broadcasting team for a sporting event who assists the play-by-play announcer by filling in any time when play is not in progress. ... CBS is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. ... Marvin Daniel Levy (born August 3, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois) is currently the General Manager and Vice President of Football Operations for the Buffalo Bills. ... The term general manager is a descriptive term for certain executives in a business operation. ...


On May 13, 2007, the Buffalo News announced that Tasker would become the 24th person enshrined on the Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame on September 9th 2007 the first home game of the season. The Buffalo News is the primary newspaper of the Buffalo, New York metropolitan area and its surrounding suburbs. ...


External links

  • Pro-Football-Reference.com - career statistics.

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Steve Tasker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (362 words)
Steven Jay Tasker (born April 10, 1962 in Smith Center, Kansas) is a former American football wide receiver who played for the Houston Oilers and the Buffalo Bills of the NFL.
Despite a diminutive stature by NFL standards (5'8", 183 lb, or 1.73 m, 83 kg), Tasker gained a reputation as one of the league's most feared hitters as he covered both punt and kickoff returns (known as being a gunner), forcing numerous fumbles by opposing return men.
Tasker currently does color commentary for CBS football telecasts as well as play-by-play for the local broadcasts of Bills pre-season games, working along side his former coach, Marv Levy, who also did color commentary until becoming the General Manager of the Bills in 2006.
Steve Tasker Tribute - By Drew Boylhart (644 words)
Steve Tasker impacted games as much as any offensive lineman that is in the Hall of Fame.
The amount of time that Steve Tasker was on the field to effect a game in any manor compared to others is with out a doubt amazing.
Steve Tasker was not just a special teams player, Steve Tasker was a player who could change the course of a game and was respected by his peers.
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